In short, Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called a reading disability, dyslexia is a result of individual differences in areas of the brain that process language.

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What is Dyslexia – Dyslexia is also known as Reading Disorder.  LEARN MORE

Diagnostic Criteria – Reading achievement, as measured by individually administered standardized tests of reading accuracy or comprehension, is substantially below that expected given the person’s chronological age, measured intelligence, and age-appropriate education.
The disturbance in Criterion A significantly interferes with academic achievement or activities of daily living that require reading skills. LEARN MORE

Average age at onset – Usually apparent by age 7 (2nd grade), sometimes age 6 (1st grade) LEARN MORE

Associated Features of Dyslexia – Often deficits in expressive language and speech discrimination- may be severe enough to additionally diagnose Developmental Expressive, . LEARN MORE

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Educational Approach to teaching a student with Dyslexia – Best educational approach and how it ties in with LDHope. LEARN MORE

What role do genetics play in developing Dyslexia – Numerous genetic loci have been located, specifically chromosome 6 and chromosome 15. No consistent pattern has been located as to which chromosome is chosen and why. LEARN MORE